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RPG Deals 8/9 – 8/15

By Russ | August 9, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Target spits in the face of Madden; offers DS Lites for $100.

I own 65 DS RPGs – give or take a few I haven’t recorded.  Many of them are fun and do some new or different things from what is normally seen on consoles.  Some of them are basic, and a few are substandard, but there are a lot of RPGs on the DS, and a lot more are coming.  The system is entirely worth the regular price tag, let alone a $30 drop.

The DSi has a lot of nice features, but this week there exists a $70 difference instead of a $40.  The DSiWare games and applications currently available are very weak unless you are a fan of GameLoft.  If the extra stuff means nothing and you have been sitting on the fence about the DS Lite for the past few years, this is a decent time to buy one.  This is the price it will most likely be come Christmastime, as well.

Target also has copies of Puzzle Quest: Galactrix for the DS on clearance for about $21.  Target put a ton of stuff on clearance.  It is actually surprising what is on there.

Some Best Buys might be matching used game prices set by GameStop and GameCrazy. Cheap Ass Gamer reports here that a store in Utah has already started. I like saving money and I like supporting certain developers. Buying new does the latter and not the former while buying used forgoes the latter entirely and might give you some of the former. Finding one of these signs might give you both, but I have not seen any fine print on the matter. Personally, I will always take the new copy over the used copy, if only for the manufacturer’s warranty.

Best Buy also has DS copies of Puzzle Quest: Galactrix for about $17.

GameStop, by the way, is offering new copies of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Kuzunoha Raidou versus King Abaddon with Raiho plush for $35 dollars. I think I broke a promise to myself never to type that again somewhere.

That’s it for this week.  Happy Hunting.

Disclaimer: Deals may not be available in all stores. Prices in each store may differ. You can try different stores to mitigate this, and always ask if a store has it before writing them off. You might be able to get a raincheck. A lot of these deals are in-store only, except where specified.

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